Quote for 12/26/2021

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.    Luke 2:6-7

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Pregnant women are advised not to travel once they are pretty far along in their pregnancy.  This is an age where traveling means sitting in a car or plane!  Sitting for long periods can cause problems.

How about sitting for long periods on a bobbing donkey!

Upon arriving in Bethlehem there was no Marriott or Holiday Inn waiting for them.  Mary was not going to finally collapse into luxurious bed.  She was going to lie in a straw bed with farm animals – and their smells – to give birth.

Jesus came from more than humble beginnings.  He was born into adversity.  He was born to a woman who suffered pain and indignity having Him and a father who was a stand in.  And yet God saved the world from itself through Him.

Throughout His ministry Jesus consistently called on the inglorious, the cast outs, to hear His Good News.  He used simple people and even an enemy to tell the entire world about Him.

Despite whatever our social or economic status, we are humbled and downtrodden in our sins.  Jesus calls to us to hear his Good News and to spread the Word…His Word.  It starts today, remembering His birth and why He came!

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